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Equity and Social Justice

Equity and Social Justice: Leveling the opportunity playing field and working to right persistent wrongs. 

Despite significant progress over the last several decades, Equity and Social Justice issues stemming from unequal treatment and disparate access to resources and power undermine individual and community opportunity and progress.

NCG partners with our member colleagues and other organizations working to advance social justice and foster opportunities to collectively address issues of race, gender and equity in our community. Through our combined efforts we help philanthropy, government and business and other stakeholders access tools and resources to advance social justice. Examples include:

 

Racial Equity Action Institute

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Events

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 2:00pm

What are gender norms and what does the philanthropy sector need to know to make an impact in grantmaking?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00am

How do we move a cross-racial set of voters toward believing in and fighting for racial and economic justice? How can narrative change bring us closer to advancing shared opportunity and prosperity for all Californians?  

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:30am

Despite being one of the most progressive states in the Union, California has the highest childhood poverty rate in Country. In fact 20% of California children live in poverty, impacting almost 2 million children with 450,000 of those children living in deep poverty.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 3:30pm

Borealis Philanthropy, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and Northern California Grantmakers (NCG) are excited to invite you to a special afternoon with Ibram X. Kendi, one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 1:00pm

Hate crimes are on the rise nationally and Northern California is not immune. The latest FBI statistics show hate crimes rose 17 percent between 2016 to 2017. Of the many communities targeted, the Arab community stands out, with a 100% increase-- more than five times the national average.

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Throughout the state of California, organizers and communities impacted by incarceration are demanding an end to jail expansion. On this webinar we heard about the lessons learned from JusticeLA’s victory and what is required to create successful and effective coalitions to end mass incarceration. We heard from organizers from Los Angeles and the Bay Area about the current status of the fights to end jail expansion throughout the state and the role of funders in advancing these campaigns.

As public awareness about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) grows, there have been a number of legislative initiatives within the state of California designed to support the screening, prevention, and treatment of childhood trauma.

Immigration issues have attracted significant attention over the past few years as changes in federal policies have ignited debates across the political spectrum.

This report explores the direct impacts of detention and deportation on family finances, health, and well-being. The findings are based on interviews with 20 families that recently had a family member detained or deported and 12 legal services providers, health centers, educators, and community organizations serving immigrant fami lies conducted in California, Texas, and Washington, DC during Summer 2018. Most family respondents were Hispanic women with children in the household; immigrants in the families primarily came to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America.

As part of NQAPIA’s national conference of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders and activists at the Hilton Chinatown in San Francisco on July 26-29, 2018, we hosted a learning community for donors and grant-makers to learn about the state of philanthropic support for LGBTQ AAPI communities, featuring the latest data. 

News

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Cristina Huezo is a Director at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). As a part of our Member Spotlight Series, Cristina spoke to NCG's Communications Manager, Kayla Ballard about being a Bay Area Native, Run TMC, the CZI Community Fund, and why she is on a mission to create pathways to the American Dream.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

This month finds us with our hearts heavy with the loss of lives through the mass shootings and the passing of a beloved writer, Toni Morrison. The expression of white supremacist violence and hate is overwhelming and we’re trying to find comfort with being in community. We’ve chosen some articles that provide a mix of things to reflect upon regarding immigration, labor, interconnectedness, personal history, and cultural narratives.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Census and redistricting – two sides of the same coin. Both take place every ten years and both are integral to determining how each Californian is represented at the federal, state, and local levels. In California, our groundbreaking independent redistricting process offers everyday Californians the opportunity to participate in and shape a fundamental part of our democracy.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

As we reflect on Independence Day for the United States, we’re grappling with how history, culture, and the arts are written about and by whom. We’re questioning how terms are used in different ways, where we come from, and the unexpected ways in which we are connected.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

When we announced a few years ago that NCG would be taking up racial equity as a central part of our work we received praise, and we also encountered some skepticism. Many cautioned us that everyone seemed to be “getting into equity” and that we’d better be sure we had something distinct to add. We have taken that to heart.